FEBRUARY 2011
Click here for Teresa's Never-Released Recordings

Listen to Teresa's Never-Released Recordings

Over the span of her career, Teresa recorded and released well over 600 separate songs. Many of them - particularly those Gold Record Hits - were recorded and released multiple times.

There are a few recordings, however, that - for whatever reason - were never released on either vinyl singles or subsequent albums and collections of Teresa's songs.

The TBC is proud to feature these recordings as a permanent part of our Teresa Brewer Audio Library. Why not take a little time, relax, and savor these seldom-heard songs?... Teresa's never-released recordings.

Never-Released Recordings      Complete Audio Library


 
SEPTEMBER 2010
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SEE ALBUMS
AVAILABLE ON CD

Now on CD: Teresa's Classic Coral and Philips Albums!

Fan Club President Bill Munroe writes...  Many of you over the years have inquired about releases in compact disc format of Teresa's vinyl albums of the 1950s and '60s -- and even recordings from the 1970s and onward. You have wondered especially when the old Coral and Philips albums will be issued on CD. Well, wonder no more -- have we got good news for you! My Music Boutique in Phoenix is currently offering nearly 30 of Teresa's out-of-print albums on CD, most of which are available in this format for the very first time.

Visit NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES for more details.


 
AUGUST 2008
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Vintage Teresa Brewer Radio Interviews Available

Audio segments from a series of Teresa's radio interviews in the 1980s and 1990s have been added to the website.

Listen to Teresa --in her own words-- talk about her career, her hits, her family, and much much more. Interviews range from short local radio "phone" segments to a full two-hour national appearance on the Larry King radio show and a feature on National Public Radio.

Visit MUSIC > AUDIO/VIDEO LIBRARY to access the recordings.


 
JULY 2008

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A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl

Fan Club President Bill Munroe writes...   A new two-disc set of Teresa's early recordings -- A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl -- was released on July 3! The collection includes a good selection of some of Teresa's most popular songs, all the songs on her first long-playing 1955 album Music Music Music, the Teresa Brewer/Don Cornell duets from 1952 & 1953, all the holiday songs on Teresa's 1953 Christmas EP, and much more.

Teresa started her recording career in 1949. By the end of 1957, she had recorded 131 songs for the London and Coral labels. With the release of this wonderful collection, all but four of those songs are now available on CDs.

Visit NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES for more details.


 
MAY 2008

Into the Fifties   Lawrence Welk

Fan Club President Bill Munroe writes...   In the summer of 1956, Teresa recorded two delightful songs with Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra: "Texas Millionaire" and "The Lingering Song."

Jasmine Records of Great Britain has just released a double-disc, 50-track CD set of Lawrence Welk favorites titled Lawrence Welk: Into the Fifties. This compilation includes both of Teresa's 1956 recordings with the Orchestra -- the first time the songs have been available on CD.

Visit NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES for more details.


 
MAY 2008
2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Show Honors Teresa

Fan Club President Bill Munroe writes...   In the recent 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, which was televised a few weeks ago, Teresa was remembered in the tribute to singers and musicians whom we lost last year. Fans will be pleased that she was mentioned early on in the extended segment, coming before such artists as Porter Wagoner, Ike Turner, Boots Randolph and John Stewart, who replaced Dave Guard early on as a member of the Kingston Trio. The picture of Teresa that they showed during the tribute was the one used on the front cover of the Coral album, "Don't Mess with Tess."


 
MARCH 2008
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Teresa Honored at 50th Annual Grammy Awards

Teresa Brewer was honored in a "memorial" segment at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards held on February 10, 2008. The segment paid tribute to a distinguished group of top recording artists that the music world lost in 2007.

A video clip of Teresa singing a few bars of her signature hit, "Music! Music! Music!" was shown. The vintage clip was from a Jukebox Awards show broadcast in the late 1970s. According to Fan Club President Bill Munroe, Teresa "looked lovely in a beautiful mint-green gown."

The Grammy Awards were held in the Los Angeles Staples Center, and broadcast worldwide by CBS.

Our thanks to Teresa's many fans that contacted the Grammy organization and promoted this tribute to Teresa!


 
FEBRUARY 2008
Click here to visit the Hit Parade Hall of Fame
Teresa:  2007 Inductee to Hit Parade Hall of Fame

The Hit Parade Hall of Fame was established in 2007 to honor the top Pop, Country and R&B recording artists from 1950 to 1980. We are happy to announce that Teresa Brewer was selected as one of the first 28 artists to be inducted into the Hall of Fame during its inaugural year.

Inductees were nominated by a group of music industry experts, and fans at large were invited to vote for their favorite artists. Once nominated, an artist has a period of 3 years to reach a sufficient number of votes to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Due to Teresa's enduring popularity and the support of her worldwide fans -- including the TBC website visitors -- she was easily voted into the Hall in her first year of nomination.

[ Visit Teresa's page in the Hit Parade Hall of Fame ]

[ View Other 2007 Inductees to the Hit Parade Hall of Fame ]

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JANUARY 2008
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New Images Installed in the GALLERY

Several new images of Teresa have been added to the collections in the GALLERY!  Visit the following sections of the GALLERY to see larger versions of these thumbnails:

NEW in Teresa Collection > Childhood:
              

NEW in Teresa Collection > Candids/Misc:
         

NEW in Family Photo Collection:
                        


 
NOVEMBER 2007
 

OBITUARIES

Toledo Blade
BBC News
Int'l Herald Tribune
Boston Globe
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Guardian Unlimited (UK)
 

 

 

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TERESA BREWER DIES AT AGE 76

Teresa died early on the morning of October 17, 2007, at her home in New Rochelle, NY, USA. Ms. Brewer lost her life to complications related to a rare degenerative brain disease - supranuclear palsy - that had rapidly progressed in recent months.

Teresa’s four daughters were with her just prior to her death. One of her daughters has been quoted as saying that “the angels in heaven are singing more strongly now.” We couldn't agree more.


MS. BREWER'S BIO:
A Lifetime of
Music! Music! Music!
LISTEN TO:
Teresa on NPR
REBROADCAST
OF 1991 INTERVIEW
SPECIAL FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER:
Teresa's Illness
& Services


 
NOVEMBER 2007

Most of All   Don Cornell

Fan Club President Bill Munroe writes...   In the early 1950s, Teresa recorded four songs with fellow Coral Records artist, Don Cornell: "You'll Never Get Away"/"The Hookey Song" (1952) and "The Glad Song"/"What Happened to the Music" (1953).

Jasmine Records of Great Britain has released a double-disc, 57-track CD set by Don Cornell entitled Don Cornell: Most of All. This compilation includes all four of the songs he recorded with Teresa, plus the many hits that made Don Cornell famous.

Visit NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES for more details.


 
JULY 2007
INCLUDES THE EPISODE STARRING TERESA BREWER!

The Muppet Show Season 2   1977-1978 TV Season

The Muppet Show, produced in the UK in the late 1970s, became one of the top syndicated comedies in TV history. After the success of the Muppets on Sesame Street, Jim Henson and his team created a new group of characters for the TV series -- including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Beauregard, Rowlf the Dog, and The Electric Mayhem. A celebrity guest star was featured on each episode.

This box set from Walt Disney Video contains all episodes of season 2 of the show, plus The Muppets Valentine Day Special, that aired prior to the debut of the series. Teresa guest-stars in episode #46 of season 2, singing "Cotton Fields," "Spinning Wheel" and "Music! Music! Music!" Sketches on Teresa's episode include: Miss Piggy on a diet, Pigs In Space: The Awful Truth, Wild Thing, Gonzo does Shakespeare... and more.

Visit Muppet Central for a complete description of season 2 episodes.


 
APRIL 2007
 

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Teresa's Birthday is May 7!

Don't delay! Put your birthday card or other greeting in the mail now to make sure it can be delivered by the Fan Club to Teresa on time!

Don't have a card handy? Use our MSWord stationery!
Just choose your paper size below, type your personal letter to Teresa using our birthday letterhead, then print it on your own printer. Easy!

[ LETTER SIZE (North America) ]     |    [ ISO A4 SIZE (International) ]

To send your card or letter by regular mail, address it to:

  • TERESA BREWER
    c/o The Teresa Brewer Fan Club
    Bill Munroe, President
    55 Glen Parkway
    Hamden, CT  06517  USA

 
FEBRUARY 2007
TERESA SINGS ON A LES BROWN COMPILATION!
The Sound Exchange   ...Les Brown and His Band of Renown

This new 2-CD set features a collection of favorites performed by Les Brown and His Band of Renown, with special guests -- including 8 songs with Teresa. Two of the songs with Teresa are appearing for the first time on CD: "I Just Can't Wait Till Christmas" and "Too Fat For the Chimney." Click here for song titles or visit NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES for more details.


 
JANUARY 2007
FOLLOW THE VIDEO ICON...

NEW!   Links to Videos of Teresa's Performances

A few videos of Teresa's performances are starting to appear on the Internet! To kick off the new year, we're adding links to these videos for your enjoyment. If you know of any other video available, let us know and we'll share it with the other visitors to the TBC.

You can reach the Video links via the video-icon (see image at left) link on the MUSIC or PHOTO GALLERIES introductory pages, from the MUSIC directory under MUSIC > TERESA'S SONGS > VIDEO LINKS, or from from the PHOTO GALLERY directory under PHOTOS > TERESA GALLERY > VIDEO LINKS.

Click here to see the list of video links now!


 
DECEMBER 2006
JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING...
Website Links to Teresa's Music on Amazon.com

Visitors to the Teresa Brewer Center have frequently asked for more direct links for purchasing Teresa's music. This month, we're rolling out a shopping feature to assist fans in linking to the most frequently available Teresa Brewer products on Amazon.com.

You can reach the shopping section of the website with a direct link from the FEATURES section of the TBC HOME PAGE or from the NEWS page under NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES > SHOP AMAZON.COM.

Click here to do a little holiday shopping right now!


 
AUGUST 2006
ANOTHER NEW TERESA CD COLLECTION!
Let Me Go Lover   ...New compilation CD

Not to be confused with the 2005 compilation with the same title, this CD features a selection of 25 of Teresa's recordings from the years 1949 to 1955, including three songs that have never before appeared on CD: "Shoot It Again," "I Don't Want to Be Lonely Tonight" and "How to Be Very, Very Popular." Click here for song titles or visit NEWS > PRODUCTS & RESOURCES for more details.


 
JUNE 2006
CELEBRATING WITH OUR BIGGEST EXPANSION OF MUSIC SAMPLES EVER!

DELBERT 1932-2004
Celebrating 10 Years of the Teresa Brewer Center, 1996-2006!

The first version of the Teresa Brewer Center debuted on the Internet in June, 1996. The presentation was simple, and the content was modest.

[Click here to visit the TBC via the original 1996 homepage!]

Thanks to the inspiration and guidance of Delbert Cotton and the collaboration with, and generous contributions from, Bill Munroe, the Teresa Brewer Center has grown and matured year after year. And -- thanks to the interest and support of Teresa's Fans, the TBC has just welcomed it's 100,000th visitor as we celebrate our anniversary.

To mark this occasion, we have added a bakers' dozen new audio samples to the TBC audio library. And considering that we never would have started here on the Internet if it hadn't been for Delbert and his love of Teresa's music, we've paid tribute by selecting a special set of "Delbert's Songs:"

What a Wonderful World
Always
My Happiness
Empty Arms
Together
You'll Never Know
The Colors of My Life
You're My Everything
How Deep is the Ocean
More Than You Know
My Buddy
Always Been the Best
Smile

Please enjoy the new music. And thanks again for joining us to celebrate 10 years at the Teresa Brewer Center!


 
MAY 2006
COMING SOON
IN PRINT...

Note: As soon as information is available on the publication dates of each of these two highly anticipated books, we'll post it here at the Teresa Brewer Center.

Two New Books to include Teresa Brewer!

The Very Thought of You
      by Randall Poe

Fan Club President Bill Munroe reports:

"Word is out about a forthcoming book by Randall Poe, to be entitled "The Very Thought of You." From what I understand, it will focus on 15 women who "changed and defined pop music in the '50s and '60s, a remembrance of 'America's great songbirds.' " Profiled in the book are, among others, Patti Page, Kay Starr, Connie Francis, Joni James, Gogi Grant, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald, and, most interesting to us, Teresa Brewer. It sounds as if it's going to be an inspiring testament to the triumph of the most important and successful female singers of that era. In a seemingly male-dominated industry, these women fought long and hard for recognition and success, and succeed, they did.

In several recent communications, Randall told me that Peggy Lee always liked the upbeat lilt in everything that Teresa did and tried her best to mimic it early on. And Kay Starr had high praise for Teresa's talent. Mr. Poe writes: "The more I dig into Teresa's life, the more I think she may have been the most versatile singer of her age and, more than that, had the greatest impact on singers who followed her. At least I'm hearing that over and over."

From things Randall Poe has told me, I feel confident in saying that we can all look forward to the long-overdue publication of this book, with its focus on a subject matter that has been, up until now, virtually ignored."

A History of the Ed Sullivan Shows (as yet, untitled)
      by Gerald Nachman

Fan Club President Bill Munroe reports:

Prolific writer and entertainment archivist Gerald Nachman has an important book -- as yet, untitled -- in-the-works, too. He is writing a complete and comprehensive history of Ed Sullivan's Sunday night television phenomenon, Toast of the Town (later known as The Ed Sullivan Show). Over the show's 23-year history, Ed Sullivan presented an incredible array of more than 10,000 performers on his "really big show," making him undoubtedly the most prolific impresario of all time.

Since Teresa Brewer appeared on the show more than any other pop vocalist -- an astonishing 31 times -- it is expected that she will be an important and integral part of this sure-to-be-welcomed treatise. (Roberta Peters, Stiller & Meara, Jack Carter, and Wayne & Shuster are the only acts to appear on the show, a show that defined variety, more than Teresa.)


 
APRIL 2006
TERESA IN
NEW DVD RELEASE...

The Original Amateur Hour    ...Now Available!

This just in from Fan Club President Bill Munroe:

"Before American Idol, there was The Original Amateur Hour." So goes the come-on blurb for the recently released DVD which features unknown performers before they became famous. The format for television's The Original Amateur Hour was taken directly from radio days' Major Bowes' Amateur Hour. Major Bowes presided over the weekly parade of mimics, kazoo players and one-man bands with genial good humor. A year and a half after the Major's death, the show was transferred from radio to television, with Ted Mack as its host. Listeners -- and viewers when the show switched to television -- voted for their favorites by telephone or postcard, with the finalists being awarded with scholarships. The television version of the show lasted from 1948 until 1960.

On an evening in November of 1938, little Teresa Brewer appeared on the radio show when it was still being hosted by Major Bowes. There is no film of her performing on the show but this DVD does feature a live audio recording of a seven-year-old Teresa singing "Darktown Strutters' Ball," with a half-dozen or so photos of Teresa as a child being shown during the song. Teresa has always said that she sang as an adult the same way she did as a child. Here is wonderful testimony to that claim!

Also on the DVD are, among others, such "Amateur Hour" alumni as Frank Sinatra, Pat Boone, Connie Francis, Gladys Knight, Beverly Sills, Maria Callas, Ann-Margret and 12-year-old Nick Carter in his pre-Backstreet Boys days. There is film footage of most of these performers when they appeared on the show.

An additional note: A special Teresa Brewer collector's item is a 1960 LP titled "Original Amateur Hour 25th Anniversary Album." On it, you will hear Teresa at seven talking with Major Bowes before singing "Darktown Strutters' Ball" and then tap-dancing to "Sing, Sing, Sing," resulting in a rousing ovation from the studio audience. The album is occasionally offered on eBay. Keep a lookout for it for it's a true treasure! The recording from the Major Bowes show was also included on the 2005 Teresa Brewer CD release "Music! Music! Music!."


 
MARCH 2006

VIEW PHOTOS FROM THOSE REDHEADS...
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Those Redheads From Seattle  in Fall 2006 Film Festival

"Those Redheads from Seattle," the 1953 Paramount film that starred Teresa as one of the redheads, is undergoing a preservation and restoration process. The movie will be showcased in all its 3-dimension, Technicolor glory as part of a 3-D film festival at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on September 8. All the stars of the movie who are still living -- Rhonda Fleming, Gene Barry, the Bell Sisters, and, of course, Teresa -- have been invited to a gala showing of the film that night and will participate in a question-and-answer session with members of the audience following the showing. It is uncertain at this point whether Teresa will be attending the festivities. When we know for certain, an announcement will be made in the Teresa Brewer Center at a later date.

"Those Redheads from Seattle," as most of you know, is the story of the mother (Agnes Moorehead) of four girls who takes her brood to Alaska during the wild and woolly goldrush days. Her purpose is to reunite them with their newspaperman father, who, unbeknownst to them, has been killed by a man whom he attacked in the paper. There is plenty of comedy, drama, suspense and, of course, music. (Teresa sings "Baby, Baby, Baby," "Mr. Banjo-Man," and a lovely duet with Guy Mitchell, "I Guess It Was You All the Time.")

Upon its release in 1953, Variety gave "Those Redheads..." a favorable review, singling Teresa out: "In her film debut, Teresa Brewer, a natural, comes across the screen like a million bucks, as does her singing."

In its review, Downbeat magazine agreed, generally speaking, with Variety: "With all the accomplished musical performers in it, 'Those Redheads from Seattle' is certain to be a box-office success. The real spark in the movie is unquestionably Teresa Brewer, who also comes out well on the special songs written for her. Not only does she smack over a performance worthy of a seasoned actress, but her film debut will thoroughly delight the millions of record-buying fans who have never seen her in person."

It is our understanding that the 3-D film festival is tentatively scheduled to move on to other cities, including dates on the East coast, at theaters equipped for 3-D projection.